September 2017

Alex is a Junior interning at ZF in the area of Supply Chain and Logistics.  Alex had to interview then attend a day of orientation in order to begin working for this nationally recognized manufacturing company.  Alex’s current task includes working on completing a presentation  on one of the assembly lines in PA3. Every line must have a description of how it operates and the materials used.  Once his presentation is complete he will present his findings to his colleagues. Alex states, “What I love the best is that I have my own office. I am working alone, but do have other coworkers and a mentor if I need help. When Alex was asked how he uses academics at his job he says, “ I use math every day. I have to take measurements with a tape measure. English principles are used all the time. While I do my task in excel and power point p I must use correct grammar.” Both soft skills and academic skills are needed in the workplace in order to be successful. Alex is also striving to earn his GeorgiaBest Soft Skills Certification and is getting great feedback from his mentors on his progress (and he is ONLY a JUNIOR)! We are very proud of you Alex, keep up the good work!

Chestatee High School

Alex Chavez

ZF Industries

Brayan Lopez

Brayan is a senior at East Hall High School and currently interning with Dr. Denise Funk at Animal Medical Care.  Brayan has a career goal of becoming a Veterinarian.  He plans to attend The University of Georgia School of Veterinarian Science following his undergraduate education. 

Brayan has had enjoyed his experience assisting with dogs, cats, opossums and even a baby squirrel.  He hopes one day to work with elephants and other exotic animals.  His dream goal it to work with the South African Sanctuary. 

Animal Medical Care

East Hall High School

Briana Sargent

Briana is a Senior at FBHS.  She is an intern at Elan Eye Care in Braselton, GA.  She has completed the Healthcare Pathway and is pursuing a career in Ophthalmology.  Briana is pursuing her GA Best Elite Certificate and she is doing a great job!


Flowery Branch High School

Elan Eye Care

Andrew is a senior and is interning at Northeast GA Health Systems. His career goal is to obtain a degree in either nursing, physical therapy, or medical services. He is considering attending UNG, Emory, or Kennesaw State.

Andrew  models excellent employability skills and is a great representative of  the WBL program.

Congrats Andrew—keep up the hard work!!

Andrew Curtin

Northeast Georgia Health Systems

Flowery Branch High School


Johnson High School

Max Calderon

Max serves a manufacturing internship at Mencom. Max’s mentor says,


  “Max’s attendance, attitude, and performance are very strong even with the crazy power outage week.   He is diligent and proactive in his communications with both myself and his managers;  he takes and retains instruction very well.  I have received a lot of unsolicited feedback from his co-workers and it is all favourable.  Max is the first student in our program and we are very pleased.


Catherine Saye, Mencom

Human Resources


Kara Towe

The Longstreet Clinic

Kara is a Senior intern with the Radiology Department at The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville. 
She has already completed the Patient Care Pathway and will complete the Sports Medicine Pathway this year.   Kara plans to pursue a degree in Ultrasound Technology or Radiology.  She is gaining valuable experience and employability skills through Work-Based Learning!



North Hall High School

West Hall High School

Jorge Villa

Jorge is an employee at Lake Lanier Islands on the Beach and Water Park staff. Jorge also works at Chef Wang's and Truss Tech. He plans to pursue a career in the construction field and is currently completing his pathway in the Construction career cluster. Jorge is a hardworking student who is conscientious about his work and class assignments. Keep up the good work, Jorge! We are proud of you! 


Lake Lanier Islands

The Hall County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. 

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